White House Releases Transportation Fact Sheet Before Obama St. Paul Appearance

Here is a fact sheet the White House released this morning as President Barack Obama flies to St. Paul to make a transportation funding announcement

Senate Panel OKs Propane Aid

The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a House-passed bill to provide $20 million to help Minnesotans afford heat. However, the committee made two amendments, so if the Senate passes it early next week it must make another stop at the House for approval of those changes. One amendment just dealt with a couple of…
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Minnesota Legislators Begin Work With Propane Aid, Tax Cut Talk

Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature launched its 2014 session Tuesday, with work also beginning on an effort to cut $600 million in taxes.

Dayton Considers Adding Cash To Public Works Bill

Using Minnesota’s budget surplus to expand the number of public works projects, ranging from repairing the Capitol to updating college buildings, is being considered, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as the Legislature began its 2014 session.

Analysis: Election-year Politics Never Will Be Far From Minnesota Legislators

Politics and legislating always are intertwined, but they could be even more so in the Minnesota Legislature this year.